A copper iron sulfide mineral and the most abundant copper ore mineral. It has the chemical formula CuFeS2 and crystallizes in the tetragonal system, very similar to the mineral sphalerite. It has a brassy to golden yellow color & Its streak is diagnostic as green tinged black. On exposure to air, chalcopyrite tarnishes to a variety of oxides, hydroxides, and sulfates. Chalcopyrite is a conductor of electricity. Historically known as “yellow copper”, it can easily be mistaken for pyrite or gold, due to its yellow brassy color. If treated with acid, Chalcopyrite tarnishes an iridescent rainbow of colors.

– Associated with all chakras, the zodiac sign of Capricorn & vibrates to the number 9.

– Helps remove chakra blockages. Useful tool for Reiki healers.
– A stone of opportunity & new beginnings.
– Promotes new habits, new surroundings, new lifestyles.
– Protects from negative thoughts & beliefs. Teaches trust in one’s intuitive self.
– Find happiness in the present & ease trauma by identifying lessons learned.
– Excellent for regeneration, and cellular memory.

Hardness: 3.5– 4 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 4.10-4.30
Refractive Index: 1.53-1.68